SEPTEMBER 23 — VICTORIA WOODHULL
Proponent of Free Love. Spiritualist leader.
First woman to run for U.S. presidency (with Frederick Douglass).
Member of the First International (until expelled by Marx).
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1838 — Communist, spiritualist Victoria Claflin Woodhull born, Homer, Ohio.
1926 — Jazz great John Coltrane born, Hamlet, North Carolina.
1952 — U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon gives “Checkers” speech on TV.
1973 — Chilean poet and communist cultural hero Pablo Neruda dies, Santiago.
JUNE 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Festival of the Forgotten.
ALSO ON JUNE 10 IN HISTORY…
1682 — First tornado witnessed by whites in New World hits New Haven, Connecticut.
1809 — French painter and communard Gustave Courbet born, Ornans, Doubs.
1898 — U.S. Marines begin invasion of Cuba in Spanish-American War.
1927 — Libertarian great Victoria Woodhull dies, Worcestershire, England.
1935 — Alcoholics Anonymous twelve-step cult founded.
1940 — African liberationist Marcus Mosiah Garvey dies, London, England.